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A guide to ladder safety

Ladders are necessary components of any New York construction site. Nevertheless, any workplace tool that involves climbing to a point that's higher than your body will increase the chance that you will suffer a serious injury.

Scaffold regulations: Is my workplace in compliance?

If you're a New York construction worker, there's a good chance that you regularly find yourself working on a scaffold. In fact, you might spend all day, every day working on a scaffold. These important pieces of construction equipment are useful to reach high places and provide a sturdy work surface from which to perform different building tasks.

Post-traumatic stress disorder might occur after a car crash

Being involved in a car accident can lead to serious injuries. However, not all of the injuries are easily noticeable. Some injuries, such as emotional trauma aren't visible to the naked eye, but they do have just as big of an impact on the victim as a physical injury.

New York construction fatalities on the rise

As development has increased throughout New York, so have construction fatalities. The spike in building projects has caused developers to clash with unions over working conditions. Issues such as a lack of safety training and poor reporting standards led the City Council to begin discussing changes in legislation since the beginning of 2017.

Federal repeal of 'blacklisting rule' could affect worker safety

During the last administration, workers’ rights groups and unions pushed for a rule to protect workers. This rule, enacted in 2015, was often referred to as the “blacklisting rule." It required that any company bidding on federal projects with budgets above half a million dollars to report violations of fourteen critical worker safety and labor laws.

Fall from a ladder? You may have legal options

Each and every year, many workers in New York fall from ladders and suffer injuries. If you have recently suffered a fall from a ladder, then you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney who understands New York's unique ladder laws to determine what legal options you may have for fair compensation.

6 things to know about brain injuries

Construction workers are at risk of a host of injuries. One of those injuries is a brain injury. These injuries are troubling because the brain is the command center for the body. This means that brain injuries can impact every aspect of your life. If you suffer a brain injury at work or have a loved one who did, you need to know these six points.